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Practical Exams Update – Portugal website

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all Practical exams in Portugal until further notice. This decision affects all 2020 bookings for Practical Graded Music Exams, ARSM and Diplomas. Following this decision, we will process 100% refunds for all existing exam bookings and our Representative will provide further guidance in due course.

We are sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place. We are continuing to review when live Practical exams can resume in Portugal and will offer them again at the earliest possible opportunity.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

How do I enter an ABRSM exam?

  1. Check local exam dates, fees and entry deadlines

  2. Download and complete an entry form.

  3. Return a copy of the entry form to your local representative or contact together with your exam fee payment.

    Candidates for Practical Grades 6, 7 and 8 must already have passed one of the following qualifications: ABRSM Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory, Practical Musicianship or a solo Jazz subject. A copy of the certificate or mark form MUST be supplied at the time of entry.

  4. Once you've completed and returned the entry form and payment to your local representative, you'll receive details of your exam appointments by post or email.

Download entry forms

Please ensure that:

Graded music exams and ARSM
Ensembles and Choral Singing exams
DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas

*DipABRSM and LRSM Performance & Direction candidates only. Print out this declaration and give it to the examiners at the start of your exam.

Retaking a Diploma exam

*Teaching, Direction and FRSM Performance candidates only. Attach this to the front of any Submitted Work sent with your application.

**DipABRSM and LRSM Performance & Direction candidates only. Print out this declaration and give it to the examiners at the start of your exam.

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